Medical News Today: What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?

Back pain and shortness of breath may be a sign of many potential conditions. These may be mild or severe. Treatment depends on the underlying condition.

Medical News Today: Safe exercises for a herniated disk

Exercises and stretches are important parts of recovery from a herniated or slipped disk. In this article, we look at 6 possible exercises that can help with neck and back pain, as well as what exercises to avoid.

Medical News Today: What is the impact of back pain over time?

Back pain affects most of the world’s population. What is its impact over time, and what might this suggest about the best treatment approach?

Medical News Today: What to know about a stiff neck

The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments for a stiff neck and when to see a doctor.

Medical News Today: Strong link found between back pain and mortality

Back pain can significantly reduce people’s quality of life. A recent study asks whether back pain might also reduce lifespan in older woman.

Medical News Today: What are the most likely causes of upper back pain?

Causes of upper back pain include herniated discs, muscle overuse, osteoarthritis, and a pinched nerve. Learn more about these and other reasons for upper back pain, and how to prevent it, here.

Medical News Today: Low back pain: Pulsed radiofrequency may be the answer

Applying pulsed radiofrequency directly to the roots of the nerves near the spine can reduce inflammation and back pain, according to a recent study.

Medical News Today: 8 stretches for the middle back

Regularly stretching the middle back can loosen muscles, improve posture, and relieve or prevent back pain. We give step-by-step instructions for eight of the best mid back stretches.

Medical News Today: What is a lumbar MRI scan?

Doctors use a lumbar MRI scan to examine a person’s lower spine for problems. An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create an image of the inside of a person’s body. It is a painless and low-risk procedure. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain

A new stimulation therapy that specifically targets the nerves fibers involved could be an effective alternative to spinal cord stimulation, says study.